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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (40 hrs, Day) $2,500 Sign On Bonus

Location Wheat Ridge, Colorado Job Number 955215 Date posted 04/27/2021
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Performs a variety of eye care duties to assist the eye care providers in the examination and treatment of eye disorders, using knowledge of basic ophthalmic techniques and procedures. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolve problems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.

  • Prepares examination and treatment rooms for use by eye care providers, by cleaning, stocking and arranging supplies and equipment which requires bending, reaching and moderate lifting of up to 45 pounds throughout the day.

  • Reviews appointment schedule to determine patient visits order; greets and escorts patient to examination or treatment room, in a courteous manner; instructs or assists patient in preparation for scheduled procedures, and may assist with some minor procedures and Yag laser.

  • Performs basic and routine vision screening examinations as directed, recording data on standard format for interpretation by the eye care provider. This may include pertinent medical and ocular history, visual acuity, stereopsis, color testing tonometry and lensometry.

  • Performs other technical skills as directed by an eye care provider, which may include keratometry, refractometry, automated perimetry and ocular imaging.

  • Administers eye medications as ordered by the Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, and demonstrates knowledge of ocular pharmacology to assigned provider annually, or as requested.

  • Cleans and maintains ophthalmic instruments appropriately.

  • Performs clerical and reception duties as directed. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

SEIU Local 105 - $22.15 - $25.12

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • High school graduation or equivalent.

  • Completion of a JCAHPO approved course for Ophthalmic Assistants or six (6) months of satisfactory full time experience as a nursing/medical assistant under eye care supervision. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must pass the technical skills assessment for those skills appropriate to the job responsibilities as administered by the Eye Care Department representative prior to hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Variable Days/Hours

Primary Location: Colorado,Wheat Ridge,Wheat Ridge Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: C01|SEIU|Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Wheat Ridge Medical Offices - Ophthalmology-Outpatient - 1608 Travel: Yes, 50 % of the TimeKaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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